Order picking is a labour-intensive process. Operators of traditional order picker trucks are frequently stepping on and off their trucks in order to pick goods and to move their trucks to the next picking location. This is a repetitive and time-consuming activity for the operator.
The OSE250 Remote allows the operator to move the truck forward without having to ride on the truck. The operator can simply advance the truck in a picking aisle with a small finger-operated remote control; this operates via Bluetooth technology and allows the truck to be operated remotely. You simply pair the remote to the truck and when you’re ready to go the scanner maintains the trucks position in the aisle. This easy and efficient hands-free solution enables the operator to walk behind or next to the truck, ready to pick goods from the racking to the load carrier of the truck.
Productivity & flexibility
The remote drive concept shortens the cycle time, increases picking productivity and creates a smoother picking flow. Measurements show an increase of 20% in productivity gains for identical pick cycles resulting in quick return on investment and long-term benefits. Controlling the truck’s behaviour also results in a 10% reduction in energy consumption and enables longer picking between battery charges.
Minimising the need to step on and off the truck benefits the operator by reducing the risk of injuries and fatigue. Operators experience a more natural picking flow, which is less stressful compared to traditional order picking operations.
Safety in the workplace
To ensure that the OSE250 can be operated safely in remote drive mode it is fitted with a proximity scanner. This scanner works in two ways; it automatically stops the truck if an obstruction is detected in front of it, but also maintains the trucks distance away from the racking it is moving alongside. Along with this scanner, there are also visible beacons which warn other team members that the truck is being operated in remote drive mode and like all of our automated warehouse trucks; it can be operated as a standard truck too.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of operating the BT Optio OSE250 remote order picking truck please call 0370 850 1409 today.